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Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name
by Isabelle Morrison
This Native climber created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
When 16-Year-Olds Vote, We All Benefit
by Bill Bystricky
A lower voting age rejuvenates democracy across generations.
For Asian Immigrants, Cooperatives Came From the Home Country
by Yvonne Yen Liu
For these communities, solidarity economics have been practiced out of necessity. But there are lessons we could all learn.
Homes and Gardens: The Best Thing to Ever Happen to a Prison Site
by Lewis Wallace
New plans for the former correctional center include a permaculture farm, a recording studio, and housing for homeless veterans.
How to Protect a Renter Nation
by Deonna Anderson
Laws that help renters are based on the belief that housing is a right for all, not just for those who own homes.
This Artist Finds Swastikas and Transforms Them Into Cartoons
by Isabelle Morrison
The #PaintBack Project combats the spread of racism and bigotry with art.
The Shooting Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous
by Mike Males
Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.
Black Entrepreneurs Lead the Charge in Baltimore’s Economic Renewal
by Kevon Paynter
Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the priorities of the city.
Haunted Streets
by Do Jun Lee
An urban cyclist pushes past the pain of car violence and family trauma.
Bye, Spotify: Musicians Take Back Ownership With This Cooperative
by Isabelle Morrison
There is a streaming service that can benefit both artists and listeners.
An Unusual Way to Rescue a City From Blight—Bees
by J. Gabriel Ware
As the city removes thousands of blighted properties, this couple saw an opportunity to support a cooperative economy.
Kids Say #MeToo After Each Performance of This Play
by Meera Vijayann
As sex education steadily loses federal funding, this program teaches kids about personal body safety—and that abuse is never their fault.
Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions
by Janice Cantieri
The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.
Where You Can Still Hear Stories of the Palestinian Expulsions 70 Years Ago
by Shaima Shamdeen
On Twitter, #MyNakbaStory allows descendants of the 700,000 exiled during the formation of Israel to honor their past—and continue their protests.
If a Queer Woman of Color Can Check Her Wealth Privilege, So Can You
by Iimay Ho
Wealth accumulation has its roots in stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen lives. But you can organize other privileged people with compassion.